Pierre Gerbais

WHO WE ARE

The Gerbais family has led the resurgence  of the Aube since 1930. With an 18-hectare estate lying on the slopes of the Ource Valley in the village of Celles-sur-Ource, the grapes benefit from a unique river valley microclimate. With 10 hectares of Pinot Noir, and 4 each of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, the Domaine has met the stringent organic viticulture standards of AMPELOS since 1996.  

 

The young and supremely-skilled Aurélien Gerbais is now spearheading the winemaking. Embracing a terroir-driven philosophy, the vineyards undergo seléction parcellaire.  The grapes are harvested carefully by hand and crushed in a traditional Champagne press. After a brief period of débourbage at a controlled, cool 12° C., alcoholic fermentation is induced in stainless steel tank over select organic yeasts. The wine, also in tank, naturally passes through malolactic fermentation, and is then bottled unfined and unfiltered.

 

AT A GLANCE

  •  COUNTRY
  •  France
  •  REGION
  •  Champagne (Aube)
  •  SUBREGION
  •  Celles-sur-Ource
  •  WINEMAKER
  •  Mr. Vinter Name
  •  FOUNDED
  •  1930
  •  VINEYARD AREA
  •  18 hectares
  •  FARMING
  •  Organic (certified)
  •  WEBSITE
  •  www.gerbais.com

VERITAS PORTFOLIO

L’Originale,  Brut

L’Audace,  Brut Nature

Grains de Celles, Extra Brut

L’Osmose, Extra Brut

Rosé de Saignée, Brut

Grains de Celles Rosé, Extra Brut

Coteaux Champenois

 TECH SHEET